Ed Woodward remains responsible for Manchester United's transfer policy by stopping the club from appointing a technical director this summer
- Ed Woodward will continue to dictate Manchester United's transfer policy
- The Red Devils are not expected to hire a sporting or technical director
- United has considered an approach in the form of a committee style for player identification
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan still have the option to refuse any signature
- Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka remain the main goals this summer
Ed Woodward continues to take the shots over the transfer policy at Manchester United, with the club not expected to appoint a sporting or technical director this summer.
The club has pursued a structural turmoil aimed at finding someone to oversee signing sessions, but Executive Vice President Woodward still needs to identify a preferred candidate and continue with transfers himself.
Talks have been held with Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher and Patrice Evra about offering help and opinions about players, but the conversation has shifted from suggestions of a committee-style approach involving several former players.
Ed Woodward will continue to dictate Manchester United's transfer policy
United is willing to have any chosen candidate settled in the club's Mayfair offices in London.
The £ 18 million deal to bring Daniel James to Old Trafford from Swansea was negotiated by Matt Judge, head of United's Corporate Affairs Department, with Woodward signing on terms. The duo has overlooked recruitment for the past few windows.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan are actively participating in setting transfer targets, including chief scouts Jim Lawlor and Mick Court.
The Red Devils have considered hiring Rio Ferdinand to lead a transfer committee
There have also been discussions with former unified midfielder Darren Fletcher about providing assistance
Ex-United defender Patrice Evra also had discussions but the conversation has shifted from suggestions of a committee-style approach involving multiple former players
Lawlor and Court, who use a team of analysts, served Sir Alex Ferguson's recruitment team. John Murtagh, head of youth development and Marcel Bout, head of global scouting, are also influential.
Solskjaer and Phelan or the club, led by Woodward, can veto each signature.
United feels that the system works and although Woodward has spoken with several people about becoming a sporting or technical director, the discussions still have to go to a meaningful phase.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan or club, led by Woodward, can veto each signature
Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are the main transfer goals this summer, in line with Solskjaer's and Phelan's request for young British players, but United are currently not prepared to meet the defenders' ratings.
A prize of £ 90 million has been named for Maguire, with which Phelan cooperated in Hull. Palace wants £ 60 million for Wan-Bissaka.
Ferdinand remains open to work for the club in any capacity. He said on Tuesday evening: & it all depends on the shape of the job. I don't think it's all described at United in terms of – that's the job and this is the description.
& # 39; There is much to talk about within that. To be honest with United, in that role, the responsibility that comes with it, you can't lie and say it's not a turn.
& # 39; You contribute to shaping the fortunes of a club of that length. That is a huge job. & # 39;
Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka remain the main goals for United this summer
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